re perfect passives

John Oaklands (
Mon, 23 Sep 1996 10:10:57 -0500

Hi Carl

Thanks for your input on my query. I've been tutoring a young guy who
failed his second semester Greek--he failed the first too but was permitted
to take a second exam. This time he can't do that. He still has to sit the
exam with the students this year but with a teacher who uses a different
methodology. So I'm helping him with that. But the real problem has been
that they've also required him to do a USA second semester correspondence
course. They have exercises with things like I asked about which appear
neither in NT Greek nor the LXX! stuff he's never use. It seems like a
waste of time and energy, as well as the fact that it turns some of these
young guys off Greek. But I also have him do a lot of reading from the
Greek NT at least and that is helping to motivate him and to put the grammar
into a more meaningful setting.

You wrote EGRAMMENOI, but I take it that you mean GEGRAMMENOI? You also
wrote ELHUQASI(N) but that should probably be ELHLUQASI(N)? I have seen
Mounce on the questions I asked about but wanted to check further. So thank

By the way I was into your web site home page yesterday--I've been there
before--and I find it most interesting and informative. I need to spend
some more time there.

All the best